Australia’s Nina Las Vegas comes to SXSW, Miami’s WMC and other American dates (see tour dates below)
New: Nina Las Vegas “January On Repeat” Mixtape HERE
“When it comes to female tastemakers on the radio there are a few that stand out from the crowd. The United Kingdom has Annie Mac, France has Laura Leishman and Australia has Nina Las Vegas, who is pushing perhaps the most forward-thinking music of the bunch…. She’s got one of the most eclectic and up-to-date music tastes in the game.” Mixmag UK, Sep 9th, 2014
2015 is set to be a big year for Nina Las Vegas – Australian DJ, producer, presenter and radio personality. As one of Australia’s most prolific live DJs, and as producer and presenter of Australian radio station triple j’s Mix Up Exclusives, Nina enjoys a massive listenership, curating four hours of essential and forward thinking dance music mixes broadcast every Saturday night, streaming worldwide online.
Mix-Up Exclusives has hosted a plethora of the best dance and most varied dance talent in the world including the likes of Skrillex, Diplo, SBTRKT, What So Not, Flume, Flight Facilities, Boys Noize, RL Grime, Four Tet, Hudson Mohawke, Cashmere Cat, Dillon Francis and countless others.
Away from triple j duties, Nina’s interests are diverse from curating the soundtrack to Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks display (broadcast to millions around the world), to releasing music in her own right.
Her most recent releases, “Flash Auto” and “Don’t Send”, created in collaboration with Melbourne producer Swick, were released via Skrillex’s Nest HQ late last year, and enjoying premieres via Mixmag and Thump.
Yesterday, she revealed “January on Repeat Mixtape” which she describes as “A mix of some of my favourite songs that I found, got sent, bought and stole throughout January. I could have put more in, but had to stop 75 mins!”
In 2012 Nina released the first in a series of compilations for triple j. House Party Volume 1 topped the ARIA Compilations Chart and hit Gold Sales in Australia. Volume 2 peaked at #1 on the iTunes Main Chart and iTunes Dance Chart. The House Party tours she curated in support of the compilations were massive successes, and were the first to showcase the likes of Flume, Cassian and Wave Racer on a significant national level.
Always committed to showcasing the best talents, her NLV Presents parties introduced the likes of Eclair Fifi, UNiiQU3 and Sam Tiba to Australian audiences, as well as showcasing the likes of burgeoning Australian talents such as Tkay Maidza and Motez.
Nina’s interests have also extended to co-founding Heaps Decent (with Diplo and Australian DJ Levins), a non-profit organisation seeking to bring contemporary music education and inspiration to underprivileged communities around Australia.
As a touring DJ, Nina has spun relentlessly around best clubs and festivals in Australia, including Splendour in the Grass, Groovin’ the Moo, Big Day Out, Stereosonic and Parklife as well as appearing as special guest on shows for Pharrell Williams, Baauer and MIA. Just this week she DJed for 25,000 people in Sydney’s Domain as part of triple j’s Beat The Drum 40th anniversary concert. Internationally she joined 2014’s Hard Day of the Dead, and December’s Mad Decent Boat Party.
This March Nina comes to the US for her first ever tour, taking in SXSW, WMC and a slew of dates around the country.
Nina Las Vegas Tour Dates:
Wed 3/11 – Boston, MA @ Naga
Thu 3/12 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Fri 3/13 – San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
Sat 3/14 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival
Wed 3/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Thu 3/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (details tba)
Fri 3/20 – Chicago, IL @ The MID
Sat 3/21 – New York, NY @ Slake
Wed 3/25 – Portland, OR @ Whiskey Bar
Thu 3/26 – Miami, FL @ WMC (tba)
Fri 3/27 – Denver, CO @ Bar Standard
Sat 3/28 – Miami, FL @ WMC (tba)
Sun 3/29 – Miami, FL @ WMC (tba)